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Is it too late for Brown to step down before Thursday?

16 replies

stripeyknickersspottysocks · 04/05/2010 17:00

and let that Dave Miliband be in charge instead? I think labour might win if they did this.

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smallishsheep · 04/05/2010 17:01

Why the hell would he do that? All it would do is make his party look extremely weak

Ewe · 04/05/2010 17:01

No way they would win if this happened, it would look awful making such a last minute change.

Ballot papers are printed now so think it is probably too later anyway.

stripeyknickersspottysocks · 04/05/2010 17:01

And it doesn't at the minute?

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Molesworth · 04/05/2010 17:02

I like Gordon so ner

smallishsheep · 04/05/2010 17:03

No
All it would do for the majority of voters would be ruin their confidence. Not to mention that a lot of them would think 'who the hell is he?'
Bad political move, would never be done in a million years

Ewe · 04/05/2010 17:08

I like Gordon too, whilst he isn't particularly liked he is still seen as trustworthy and in touch with the people according to opinion polls and removing him at this late stage would be a big mistake.

Removing anyone in his position this late in the game would be a mistake unless there had been a HUGE issue.

potplant · 04/05/2010 17:09

Course its too late. Labour wouldnt win if he did this - it would be a disaster.

DumpyOldWoman · 04/05/2010 17:09

I like Gordon Brown.
If I wanted someone who looks slick, performs well in front of the cameras, deals with every issue as if it was a personal tabloid story of woe and gripe (Mrs Daffy et al), I'd vote for Jeremy Kyle or Fearne Brittain.
He's more socialist than Milliband, his booming economy DID support huge improvements in schools and hospitals (and people's pockets, judging by the number of monster cars that erupted on the roads during the last 12 years), and while he should have regulated the banks, I didn't hear the Tories baying for that!

TheCrackFox · 04/05/2010 17:19

I don't think Milliband is any more popular than Gordon TBH.

AMumInScotland · 04/05/2010 17:24

Way too late! Postal votes are already in, you can't change party leaders this late in the day.

DumpyOldWoman · 04/05/2010 17:30

But it only says Brown on the ballot papers in one constituency!
If he fell under a bus tonight, the election would still happen - but a by-election in his constituency?

MintHumbug · 04/05/2010 17:35

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Northernlurker · 04/05/2010 17:36

This isn't America - we're voting for local MPs and the party with the greatest number forms the government (or tries to) The leader of that party is by tradition the PM but the only place Gordon's name appears is in Fife. As ballot papers have been issued I think he could quit after the election requiring an immediate by-election but he'd also have to resign as labour party leader and therefore pm and then there would be a contest. It would take ages and look dreadful!

kerstina · 04/05/2010 17:44

Am absolutely fuming and disgusted with that labour candidate who has decided to slag Gordon Brown off 48 hours before an election . I like GB and think he is doing a good job i hope that bloke looses his deposit what a prat !

atlantis · 04/05/2010 17:57

Well I think we all know that I don't like Gordon and I don't like the labour party but give Gordon his due he gave a damned good speech yesterday at the Citizen conference and I can't see Banana boy being any better than that.

WilfSell · 04/05/2010 19:50

proper Big Society politics...

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